Luckinson Oruma Boston taxi driver and father of five shot dead (9 times) by Phillip Foy after refusing to pick up fare in broad daylight.
The victim, 60-year-old Luckinson Oruma, died at a hospital after the shooting in broad daylight Tuesday outside a hotel in downtown Boston, circa 11.00am.
Prosecutor John Verner said Foy demanded a ride to Mansfield, about a 30-mile (50-kilometer) drive from Boston’s Back Bay region. When Oruma declined, Verner said Foy told the driver: ‘You’re gonna move this cab, or I’m gonna move you.’
Adding, ‘Mr. Oruma fell to the ground and the defendant stood over him and fired a few more times, while he was down.’
This morning, a Pawtucket man will face a judge in Boston. Phillip Foy is accused of shooting and killing taxi driver, Luckinson Oruma in broad daylight yesterday morning.
— Alexandra Leslie (@AlexandraLeslie) June 5, 2019
NEW: Slain Boston cab driver was shot 9 times yesterday in the Back Bay, prosecutors say.
Phillip Foy has pleaded not guilty to killing Luckinson Oruma: https://t.co/8Bcs0VaTuN
— WBUR (@WBUR) June 5, 2019
Luckinson Oruma’s alleged killer described as coward by gathered friends and family:
Joe Litvack, treasurer of Independent Taxi, in a statement said the company is devastated by the loss of Oruma, a Nigerian emigre who he described as a devoted father of five, husband and employee.
‘It’s terrible for everyone and I imagine his family, I mean you do not expect your loved one to walk out the door and not come back,’ he told via 7 News Boston.
Foy later admitted to shooting the father of five during a fight that broke out when he was refused a ride to Mansfield, according to court documents.
Police say Foy stole the cab but was arrested a short time later.
Police say they recovered the black semi-automatic handgun used in the shooting.
Foy is due back in court on July 9.
A GoFundme page to assist the victim’s family following the fatal shooting as of Wednesday afternoon had raised, $6,949 of a $20,000 goal.
— Steve Cooper (@scooperon7) June 5, 2019
UPDATE: Philip Foy of Pawtucket being arraigned now in fatal shooting yesterday in the Back Bay. Accused of killing 60 year old cab driver, Luckinson Oruma. @NBC10Boston has an exclusive photo of Foy as he was being arrested from our @pictureboston. pic.twitter.com/3CZXTatT0v
— Daniel Gadbois (@DanNBCBoston) June 5, 2019